The Other N-Word

Don't Cry, NullifyUnless you’re a fuddled co-ed on the last day of Spring Break, no means no.  Which is why the idea of state nullification, that theory of Thomas Jefferson which argues that states can and must refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws, has Barack Obama’s pink panties in such a wad.  State after sovereign state is using the power of “no,” Jefferson’s so-called “rightful remedy,” to call a halt to the unlawful machinations of the most corrupt administration in American history.

“The federal government doesn’t have the authority to do a lot of what it’s trying to do these days, from regulating guns within state borders … or telling us what kinds of light bulbs to put in our lamps,” [Kansas state Representive John] Rubin said, noting a rise in the number of nullification bills. “We have the Obama administration to thank for that.”

In these trying times, each day of which seems to bring yet another federal usurpation, nullification just might be the last stop before out and out rebellion.  Constitutional scholar Publius Huldah explains the two conditions that must exist before nullification is proper and possible:

  • The act of the federal government must be unconstitutional – usually a usurpation of a power not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution; and
  •  The act must be something The States or The People can “nullify”- i.e., refuse to obey: the act must order them to do something or not do something.

A State “interposes” when it stands between the federal government and The Citizens of the State in order to protect them from the federal government … “Nullification” is one form of interposition.

The federal garotte choking the life from Lady Liberty did not suddenly appear in the strangler’s mottled hands.  It’s been in his murder kit for nearly a hundred years.  Publius Huldah again:

Progressives of the early 1900s transformed the federal government into the Frankensteinian monster it is today. They imposed the regulatory welfare state where the federal government regulates business and commerce, natural resources, human resources, and benefits some people [e.g., welfare parasites, labor unions & obama donors] at the expense of others.

 The Progressives claimed the power to determine what is in the “public interest” and have the federal government implement their notions of what advances the “public interest”.

 Under the Progressives, the federal government was no longer limited by the enumerated powers delegated in the Constitution; but would follow the “will of the people” as expressed by their representatives in the federal government. In other words, the Progressives gave the federal government a blank check to fill out anyway they want. People in the federal government now claim power to do whatever they want to us.

And  they always tell us that each tug on the noose is for our own good:

“It’s okay if you’re not a fan of the Affordable Care Act – you can take advantage of these things anyway. In the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege – it is your right. And we’re going to keep it that way.” — Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s litany of offenses against the law of the land is as long as Al Capone’s rap sheet. By what right, for example, does the federal government have to force private insurers “to cover, at no charge, contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization as part of Obamacare. That mandate includes employers like Catholic hospitals, Christian schools, and faith-based pregnancy care centers, all of which must offer the coverage, regardless of their beliefs.”  But neither public opposition nor judicial ruling has slowed the pace of the Obama usurpation.  He is the man our Founders warned us against:

In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, James Madison said the states were “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violated the Constitution. As Jefferson warned, if the federal government is allowed to hold a monopoly on determining the extent of its own powers, we have no right to be surprised when it keeps discovering new ones. If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, it will continue to grow – regardless of elections

It’s time to say yes to states that say no.



About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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7 Responses to The Other N-Word

  1. Pingback: The Other N-Word | Grumpy Opinions

  2. boudicabpi says:

    Reblogged this on BPI reblog and commented:
    The Other N-Word

  3. LD Jackson says:

    At some point, we are going to have to draw a line. Actually, that line should have already been drawn, but the federal government continues pushing past that point. I can’t help but wonder how we will ever put this genie back in the bottle.

    • Bob Mack says:

      When the opposition is lead by politicians with gonads the size of peas, you can bet we’re in trouble. From Yahoo:

      With a growing number of lawmakers either coming out against striking Syria or saying Obama must get Congress’ explicit permission to do so, Boehner said it was “essential” that the president detail “on what basis any use of force would be legally justified and how the justification comports with the exclusive authority of Congressional authorization under Article I of the Constitution.”

      But Boehner neither insisted that Obama must get lawmakers to vote on possible military action nor opposed the president’s approach. Instead, he broadly supported the emerging outlines of the White House approach.

  4. cmblake6 says:

    Reblogged this on Cmblake6's Weblog and commented:
    Shame on me for not having been over here for so long! This one is superb as well. This discussion of nullification can only be seen as a good start in the observation of the 10th Amendment.

  5. cmblake6 says:

    Superb, Bob. Absolutely superb.

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